(Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses)
What is RIBN?
The Hickory RIBN program is a four year nursing option that will dually admit and enroll students to both Lenoir-Rhyne University and one of these five local Community Colleges:
- Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute
- Catawba Valley Community College
- Mitchell Community College
- Western Piedmont Community College
- Wilkes Community College
This program will provide a seamless associate to baccalaureate nursing education for top academic students. The first three years of study will be at the Community College campus along with one course per semester at L-R. Upon successful completion of the first three years, students will take their fourth year at Lenoir-Rhyne. Admission to the program will be competitive and students will be chosen on the basis of specific academic requirements.